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ill get snow. >> thank you, glenn. thanks for watching from all at "nbc10 news." the news continues with "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. on our broadcast tonight, days of rage. after the outpouring of sympathy that followed the paris massacre now the backlash. and tonight, the increasing fear. the situation has reached a turning point. under investigation by the nfl after their blowout victory. and on their way to the super bowl the new england patriots face questions about cheating as the football wor chimes in. growing outbreak the measles scare that started at disneyland and has now spread to over 50 new cases as doctors weigh-in and sound the alarm. and living history in selma. the children and grandchildren of the men and women who marched with the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. and the towering legacy so alive today. "nightly news" begins now. from nbc news world
headquarters in new york this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. good evening. first there was the massacre in paris followed by the manhunt and the massive show of mourning. now we are seeing something different. it can fairly be described as a backlash and public anger in a growing number of cities in the muslim world. and it's sparking fears that we may be close to something of a turning point in what started after all with the publication of political cartoons. it's where we begin tonight with our chief foreign correspondent richard engel. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. any major terrorist attack has the potential at least of bringing the world together. it did not happen this time. there have been protests at times deadly clashes in at least ten muslim countries since friday. outrage in the muslim world aimed at "charlie hebdo," but also at the millions who bought the magazine's latest issue
which again lampooned muhammad on its cover. and at all those who say in solidarity i am charlie. hundreds of thousands of muslims gathered today in chechnya to say they are definitely not charlie. no charlie in afghanistan either. nor in pakistan. nor iran. only anger. in the west the slogan i am charlie, is interpreted as a defense of freedom of expression. here in the islamic world it's seen as standing with those who insult islam. images of muhammad are forbidden, any, even insulting ones. so why they ask are millions in the west rallying behind a magazine that mocks their prophet? we think muslims have been insulted all over the world, says this demonstrator. these cartoons are an unbearable pain for every muslim.
there is a basic misunderstanding. the west defends the press and champions free speech while many muslims complain it has suddenly become acceptable to ridicule their most holy figure. it all plays into the hands of radicals who encourage this idea of a clash of civilizations. europe is now seeing unprecedented levels of security troops deployed all across france. soldiers in belgium called out to defend the nation for the first time in 30 years. the radicals are getting what they wanted. and those radical groups brian, are also trying to reach out to new recruits pointing to the western support for "charlie hebdo" as evidence that the west is at war with islam. and another story we're watching brian, is the situation in yemen. today it looked like the yemeni government could fall. there's an active rebel movement
in the capital and today that rebel movement decided to flex its muscles getting into gunfights with the government. the government called this a possible coup attempt. the government has regained control of most of its buildings. there's no plan to evacuate personnel at this time. but if that government were to fall it would be a major blow for the united states which considers that government a major ally against terrorists. >> richard engel starting us off here tonight on a monday. richard, thanks. there is new information tonight about the electronic hack against sony pictures. both the obama administration and the fbi pointed the finger at north korea despite a number of experts who suspected a different culprit. now we know why u.s. officials seemed to be so sure because the u.s. hacked north korea first years ago. we get our report tonight from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >> hello north korea!
>> reporter: when "the interview" ridiculed north korea's dictator triggering a massive hacking of sony pictures why was president obama so quick to blame north korea? >> the fbi announced today and we can confirm that north korea engaged in this attack. >> reporter: nbc news has confirmed it's because the nsa had already hacked into north korea's computers, four years ago. as first reported today by "new york times," even so officials say the u.s. did not see the sony attack coming. >> it would have been very difficult for anyone looking inside the system to see the software that actually did the damage but it was fairly easy once the damage happened to be able to sort of run the tape back and reconstruct what was done. >> reporter: how did it work? >> what you do is you try to get a piece of code into a machine that will capture key strokes and capture information. but it's designed that when you look for it it won't show up. >> reporter: the fbi director recently explained how he says
they caught north korea in the act. >> several times they got sloppy, all right? several times either because they forgot or had a technical problem they connected directly and we could see them. >> reporter: what is the bottom line here? do you feel safer at night because we're able to hack into north korea? >> any future wars whether they're espionage, whether they're attacks, part of the battle is going to be fought in cyberspace. >> reporter: but as the attack on sony proved, even with software hidden in north korea's computers, the u.s. may not see the next attack coming before it hits brian. >> andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom. thanks. now to the showdown over taxes that will affect just about every american family. 24 hours from now the president will deliver his second to last state of the union address setting up the two years of his presidency left. we get our report tonight from senior white house correspondent chris jansing. >> reporter: when president
obama makes his way into the house chamber tomorrow he'll make the case that the american economic comeback is real. and there is good news compared to when the president took office the unemployment rate has dropped significantly, the stock market has jumped almost 10,000 points and consumer confidence is far stronger than in 2009. but what still has many americans nervous and republicans critical the average household is making about $2,000 less than it was. it poses a tricky balance for the president and his speech writer facing an uphill battle to persuade a skeptical audience with an hour-long speech. >> it's a hail marry in an attempt to make something increasingly irrelevant relevant. >> reporter: 60 million watched bill clinton's statement, half that many tuned in last year. tomorrow the president's speech will be a finale of a re-defined model of how to sell the state of the union. for weeks he's previewed the address traveling the country.
paid sick leave more broadband access and just this weekend a proposed tax increase for wealthy americans and cuts for the middle class. all hyped on social media. >> you never get completely used to it. >> reporter: republicans say it's the same old message in a different package designed to build president obama's legacy and doing nothing for the middle class. so instead of a new strategy, the political battles are familiar. and so is one try and had true tactic. up in the gallery the first lady will be surrounded by a cross section of 22 americans to help the president make his point, brian. >> chris jansing on the north lawn of the white house. we'll see you tomorrow night. indeed we'll have coverage of the state of the union with our entire team 9:00 eastern it begins here on nbc. a day after pope francis drew as many as 7 million people to his open air mass in the philippines, he's added more
american cities to his itinerary for his trip to the u.s. in september. in addition to his previously announced visit to philadelphia the pope will also visit new york and washington, d.c. this will be his first trip to the u.s. since becoming pope. a deadly weekend on the roadways with icy pile-ups really from coast-to-coast. it led to terrifying moments like this one captured on video on the jersey turnpike. tractor-trailer came skidding toward a passenger car, barrelled right up and over the median before jackknifing. at least nine people were killed throughout the country. in oregon one man's pickup got sandwiched between two semis yet he was able to get out with only minor scrapes and bruises. coming off one of the most exciting sports weekends of the year we now know close to 50 million of us watched both nfl games this weekend. one of them green bay/seattle was a nail-biter the other more
of a blowout as the new england patriots defeated the colts to advance to the super bowl. but today echoing through the football world questions about whether the patriots had help having to do with the inflation of the footballs. nbc's ron mott is at gillette stadium in foxboro tonight. >> reporter: good evening. what this game lacked last night is being replaced by intrigue tonight. specifically the football used by the new england patriots and whether the team doctored some of these balls to get the upper hand. >> touchdown new england! touchdown! >> reporter: the new england patriots routed the indianapolis colts 45-47 to win a spot in the super bowl. >> we're onto seattle. >> reporter: but tonight the nfl wants to know whether the team deliberately deflated footballs used by their offense to gain an edge. this morning star quarterback tom brady laughed off the situation. >> did you get the sense that you were able to grip the ball better than the colts last
night? [ laughter ] >> would you care to weigh-in on that? >> i think i heard it all at this point. >> reporter: it was at the second half that officials re-examined some footballs. the difference between a properly inflated and a deflated football is easier to feel than it is to see. deflated it is softer and more pliable therefore it gives the quarterback more control over the football. for those very same reasons it's also easier to catch. according to league rules both teams give a dozen balls the referee inspects before the game. the balls are then given to runners on the sideline. in 2007 patriots coach bill belichick was fined by the nfl, the patriots $250,000 for videotaping an opponent signals later in the game which later became known as spy games. >> bill belichick -- >> reporter: tonight, the coach considered one of the game's greats is downplaying the brewing controversy in a conference call with reporters. >> we will cooperate fully with whatever the league wants to
whatever they want to ask us whatever they want to do. >> reporter: did you feel a difference in the balls you were playing with last night? >> no i don't know anything about it. it's just a story. >> reporter: now new questions before the biggest game of the season. now, it's unclear what prompted the referee to re-examine some of the balls halfway through the game but if the league finds these accusations credible brian, they could dock the patriots a fine and maybe take away a draft pick. >> ron mott reporting from foxborough tonight. thanks. no such allegations in the victory of the seahawks over the packers. this was an incredible football game trailing 19-7 with five minutes to go the seahawks managed one of the greatest comebacks in nfl history. but several fans who never learned that it ain't over until it's over left the stadium early and had to watch it on tv just like the rest of us at home. still ahead for us on a monday night, this exploding measles outbreak that started at
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visitors to disneyland of all places is now spreading rapidly. it's a virus that is so old it's practically new again to a younger generation of doctors have never seen the symptoms. our report tonight from nbc's hallie jackson. >> reporter: a san diego clinic is closing again today because of another suspected measles case, one of dozens in southern california. health officials say most are linked to disney theme parks where the bourbons traveled for vacation just a few weeks ago. >> i started getting posts on facebook do you have the measles and weren't you there at this time. >> reporter: her boys have been vaccinated and don't seem sick. >> i think we're out of the woods. >> reporter: but some of the people linked to the latest outbreak have not had the measles shot which started at the orange county theme park has spread to colorado washington utah and now mexico. >> sort of the perfect storm that people coming to disneyland
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our report tonight from nbc's rahema ellis in selma, alabama. >> reporter: it's morning in selma, and kids head to school in the shadow of history. they celebrate dr. martin luther king's birthday proud that he was once here. >> people just think that oh selma's just a little place. it's nothing big, but the size really doesn't matter. >> reporter: this predominantly black city of 20,000 is quiet now, and struggling economically but rich with the lessons of how people marched with change. nearly 50 years ago as they crossed the bridge for the right to vote people were beaten by police in what became known as bloody sunday. joanne bland was there, just 11 years old. >> people lay everywhere bleeding not moving. >> reporter: terrance grandfather also marched. >> they put him in jail for four
days. >> reporter: he's one of a group of students we spoke with at brantly elementary. they have dreams of their own. >> when i grow up i want to be a detective. >> i want to be a teacher. >> i would like to be a doctor. >> reporter: but they're also concerned. >> i'm not going to let you fall. >> reporter: sixth grader elise may is sometimes scared about the world her brother christopher is growing up in. >> things that are happening now, like the shootings in missouri and the, i can't breathe and all that kind of stuff, i worry for our younger men. >> reporter: and yet like their ancestors. >> i'm hopeful for the future. i don't want racism to come back. i want america to move forward and not backwards. >> reporter: what part would you play to make certain that it doesn't come back? >> i don't believe in racism. i feel like that's wrong. so i'll stand up for what i believe in. >> reporter: selma's children
the city's troubled past as they move ahead. rehema ellis, nbc news selma, alabama. that is our broadcast on this dr. king holiday monday night as we begin a new week. thank you for being here with us. i'm brian williams. of course we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night. the mysterious death of bravo star greg plitt, killed by a speeding train. why didn't he get out of the way? now, on "extra." ♪ extra extra ♪ the the world's number one male fitness model, greg plitt struck and killed by a train.
the eerie lost video of greg on the tracks. >> here we go. 60 seconds. >> the police investigation, the questions today and our last interview with greg. >> please welcome greg plitt. >> oprah celebrating the life of martin luther king jr. >> i think he's very proud of what's happening on this bridge today. >> "extra's" got queen o on the packed streets of selma, alabama. >> this is an incredible atmosphere. >> new pics eva mendes and ryan gosling's first date night after the baby. then john travolta honoring angelina jolie and explaining the new selfie that went viral. >> i heard you were at the gym at 3:00 a.m. >> you want me to be completely honest with you? >> how we just totally shot jen aniston. >> oh my god! that's stunning! >> this is "extra" at universal studios, hollywood, the entertainment capital of l.a. welcome to